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Dr Edwin Ugoh
Consultant General Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist

Dr Edwin Ugoh

Dr Edwin Ugoh is a Consultant in General Adult and Addiction Psychiatry, working for the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. He presently provides clinical leadership for substance misuse teams in West and South Essex as well as previously in HMP Chelmsford.

Dr Edwin Ugoh was appointed as a consultant with visiting privileges to the Priory Hospital Chelmsford in 2020; therefore he has access to a well-resourced and established pool of clinicians including psychologists and psychotherapist. Hence, the recovery focussed care planning will be multidisciplinary, providing a robust wrap around care and support.

Training

  • Dr Edwin Ugoh graduated from College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1993. He then completed his Masters of Science (psychiatric practice) postgraduate degree at the University of Hertfordshire, England in 2010.
  • He did psychiatry training in London and Hertfordshire, achieving a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2012.
  • He has been a consultant in General Adult and Addition Psychiatry in the NHS in Essex since 2018 and this year was awarded a consultant with visiting privileges to the Priory Chelmsford.

Research interests

  • Dr Edwin Ugoh is keen on training GPs about managing prescribed and illicit drugs, he is currently working on a research on Trends of prescribed opiates amongst GPs in West and South Essex.

Clinical articles and research papers

Management of self-harming patients in a psychiatric ward, Ugoh E*, Anderson J+, Ashaye O, Pathmanandam H, The Online Journal of Clinical Audits. 2010; Vol 2(3);p53-59. Published August 2010.

Languages

  • English Language
  • Igbo
  • Yoruba

More so now than ever, the daily stressors, past emotional issues, societal pressures put a burden on our mental health leading to a variety of mental disorders and negative coping methods. Please contact me for support.

I am a specialist in the assessment and management of mental disorders including clinical depression, bipolar affective disorders, schizophrenia, social and generalized anxiety, etc.

I am also an addiction psychiatrist specialising in the management of alcohol misuse/dependency, Illicit and prescribed drugs dependencies. I offer recovery focused assessment and management interventions that are non-judgmental and person centred. I support my patients in their recovery journey towards abstinence from illicit and prescribed drugs, alcohol, legal highs and other addictive behaviours.

I have a special interest in the management of people with dual diagnosis (co-existing mental illness and drugs/alcohol dependency or misuse. This is an area that has a lot of stigma; people with co-existing mental illness and substance misuse are often left unsupported.

I have a recovery focused approach. I believe there should be a collaborative approach, meaning my patients are very much involved in their treatment plans and recovery. Keeping in mind, that mental illness not only affect the patients but also loved ones hence working with other like-minded colleagues, a holistic approach to treatment and support is offered.

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